Women's Leadership

Ashley Lucas

Starting, scaling, and sourcing. How Esmeralda Lambert took small steps to bring her entrepreneurial dream to life.

Like many entrepreneurs, the start of Esmeralda Jewelry, Accessories, and Gifts, was part passion, part chance, part ingenuity. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Esmeralda Lambert worked with local artisans to create the jewelry she so passionately wanted to bring to life. Large statement pieces would be worked and woven into pieces of art, grabbing…

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Ashley Lucas

5 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Achieve Their Full Leadership Potential

Each year, Babson College hosts Women and Diversity Day, where faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, and current students have an opportunity to learn from one another and experience all that Babson has to offer. Kicking off the full-day of programming, Susan Duffy, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, challenged audience members to…

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Ashley Lucas

Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) Awarded Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education

Each year, universities committed to innovative entrepreneurship education come together at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference to celebrate innovative advancements in the way entrepreneurship is taught. Now in its twenty-second year, the GCEC Conference was attended by more than 540 individuals from 250 top universities from around the globe, the most in…

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Ashley Lucas

NIC+ZOE CEO Susie Mulder talks fashion, authenticity, and supporting emerging women leaders

Bold, novel and intuitive, NIC+ZOE is a clothing brand that makes it easy for women to live a life full of creatively inspired style. Since its launch in 2005, NIC+ZOE has established a strong reputation for appealing design, consistently delivering a modern, high quality line of clothing. In 2012, Susie Mulder was appointed CEO of…

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Ashley Lucas

5 Tips for On-Camera Prep from this Food-Tour Entrepreneur

Lizzie Bell, MBA’11, launched  Off The Beaten Path Food Tours in 2017, running food tours, chocolate tours, and trivia nights in foodie-fueled neighborhoods like Somerville, Cambridge, and Jamaica Plain. Each guided tour features a healthy dose of local history and the chance to try delectable cuisine from up to 7 local businesses, often meeting the owner themselves. Recently, Lizzie…

Lizzie Bell, MBA'11, launched  Off The Beaten Path Food Tours in 2017, running food tours, chocolate tours, and trivia nights in and around Boston. Recently, WCVB TV5’s Chronicle news program gave her a call with an invitation to be featured on the show. After filming wrapped up, we sat down and asked Lizzie to share 5 tips on getting ready to talk about her business on camera.

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Ashley Lucas

4 Ways to Get Your Product Into Retailers

  July 16-22 marks Independent Retailer Week! Here, the WIN Lab has collaborated with four savvy entrepreneurs to get their advice on getting product ready for retail, partnering with retailers, helping those partners sell your products, and opening up your own shop. The following post was created by Katharine ReQua MBA ’17, co-founder of For Now and a Babson WIN Lab accelerator coach.  Katharine…

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Ashley Lucas

From Online to In-Person: Opening Up Your Own Retail Shop

  July 16-22 marks Independent Retailer Week! Here, the WIN Lab has collaborated with four savvy entrepreneurs to get their advice on getting product ready for retail, partnering with retailers, helping those partners sell your products, and opening up your own shop. The following post was created by Emily Lagasse MBA ’15, CEO of , Fedwell Pet Foods and a Babson WIN Lab accelerator participant.  In 2010,…

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Ashley Lucas

5 Ways to Get Your Product Ready for Retail

  July 16-22 marks Independent Retailer Week! Here, the WIN Lab has collaborated with four savvy entrepreneurs to get their advice on getting product ready for retail, partnering with retailers, helping those partners sell your products, and opening up your own shop. The following post was created by Angie Sanchez MBA ’11, CEO of Artyfactos, and a Babson WIN Lab accelerator participant.   Artyfactos is a socially…

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Ashley Lucas

5 Ways to Help Your Retailers Sell

July 16-22 marks Independent Retailer Week! Here, the WIN Lab has collaborated with four savvy entrepreneurs to get their advice on getting product ready for retail, partnering with retailers, helping those partners sell your products, and opening up your own shop. The following post was created by Krysta Lewis, CEO of Aisling Organic Cosmetics and a Babson WIN Lab accelerator participant.  Today Aisling Organic…

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Malvika Sheth

Stylebymalvika: Style for the Driven Dreamer

It’s been six months since I decided to put my deepest passion to action, and I can safely say that taking that intimidating leap, of putting myself and my voice around style on social mediums, has been the greatest learning process thus far. I began my journey by opening up an Instagram account to share…

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